SSS issues show cause orders to 11 employers in Iloilo

SSS posts a copy of show cause order outside Apolland’s Pizza in Pavia, Iloilo (Photo by IMT NEWS/ Xukie Vi Fantilanan)

The Social Security System (SSS) on Monday issued show cause orders to 11 employers in Iloilo City and Pavia town in Iloilo province for violating the Social Security Act or Republic Act 11199.

SSS president and chief executive officer Aurora Ignacio along with Judge Voltaire Agas, chief legal counsel of SSS, and lawyer Renato Jacinto Cuisia, acting vice president of the Legal Operations Services Divisions 1 and 2 of the agency, led the operations conducted by the “Run After Contributions Evaders” (RACE) Team.

Cuisia said the employers failed to remit monthly contributions of their workers to the pension fund.

“Other violations they committed are lapses in remittance of contributions, and underreporting of employees,” he added.

These delinquent employers, according to Cuisia, have 15 days from May 6 to comply with their pending liabilities with the SSS.

“Failure to comply…shall subject the violator to criminal prosecution and upon conviction, a penalty up of to 12 years imprisonment without the benefit of probation,” the show cause order read.

The 11 employers owned the following businesses:

* Ted’s Old Timer La Paz Batchoy, Inc. on Valeria Street, City Proper

* MD Force Security Agency, Inc. in Asico Compound, Luna Street, La Paz district

* Puricare Industrial Enterprises inBarangay Aganan, Pavia.

* Tamaraw Metal Craft on Gonzaga Street, Pavia

* Appoland’s Pizza inBarangay Aganan, Pavia

* Reymaries Bread in Barangay Aganan, Pavia

* HDH Merchandising in Barangay Aganan, Pavia

* i-Buy Novelty inside GT Town Center Mall, Pavia

* Pancit-pancit inside GT Town Center Mall, Pavia

All the employers vowed to comply.

Ignacio said all businesses, whether small or big, are mandated to register their employees to SSS and remit their monthly contributions.

“There is a penal provision in the law that states that they can be administratively charged if they fail to comply,” he said.IMT

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